The ladies of the Real Housewives of New York have a bone to pick, and this time, it is with Bethenny Frankel. While there are a few women still in her corner, most of them have had enough of her attitude and harsh words. Frankel has been on the attack since the season began. She went off on Sonja Morgan about the new brand of alcohol she was developing, and during a night in the Berkshires, she lost it on Luann de Lesseps. The drama this season has been high and the ratings are a vast improvement over what Season 7 brought for the network.
When a group of ladies get together, there is always one person who seems to stir the pot. This season on the Real Housewives of New York, it is Bethenny Frankel. She seems to still be good friends with Carole Radziwill and Ramona Singer, but the other ladies are a take it or leave it deal. According to All about the Tea, the Real Housewives of New York ladies want Bethenny Frankel fired. They are tired of her and want her gone. Luann de Lesseps is especially angry with her one-time friend because she feels as if she was slut-shamed the entire season. After the incident in the Berkshires, it isn’t shocking that de Lesseps would be complaining about working with Frankel.
Andy Cohen seems to love Bethenny Frankel, and there were even talks about bringing her on as an executive producer of the Real Housewives of New York. This could cause some issues for the ladies because Cohen has a lot of pull with casting and he isn’t going to be willing to let Frankel go. She had walked away from the show for a while but since her return, the ratings have increased. Fans are torn about what they believe should happen about Luann de Lesseps wanting her gone. It is true that Frankel has been harsh with both Sonja Morgan and de Lesseps, but some believed they reaped what they had sewn in seasons prior. There was no way either woman could have known what they did would anger their friend, especially when it comes to her business.
Luann de Lesseps has called Bethenny Frankel out for being a hypocrite. During their infamous cat fight on Dorinda’s birthday, Frankel called out de Lesseps for allegedly sleeping with married men. Recently it was revealed that not only is Bethenny’s new boyfriend someone who is legally married, but he is also her good friend’s estranged husband. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Frankel defended herself by explaining he has lived apart from his wife for over a year. It looks like de Lesseps isn’t buying it and is going after her former friend full force.
The fate of Season 9 of the Real Housewives of New York is all but sealed. Rumors have indicated Jules Wainstein will not be asked back, which leaves at least one open spot. Since Andy Cohen adores Bethenny Frankel, it is more likely that Luann de Lesseps would be cut before she would. Sonja Morgan is highly entertaining and half of the “Ramonja” (Ramona and Sonja) duo the fans love. There is still plenty more of Season 8 to air but looking ahead, there could be some pretty big changes made especially with the bone de Lesseps is picking.
Bethenny Frankel is a strong personality to handle but with the majority of the Real Housewives of New York women either close to her or not having an opinion on her, the likelihood that she’d be fired is slim. The confrontations this season have been some of the best, but the Luann de Lesseps fight in the Berkshires was one of the best. Bethenny Frankel knows how to keep the pot stirred, and it is working.
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